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How to Store Antique Furniture

An antique chaise before it is placed into an antique storage unitIf you have antiques, you’re likely either an antique collector or they were passed down from generation to generation. Sometimes, situations arise where you are temporarily no longer able to display them and you need to be able to safely store them. Whether you are moving, remodeling, or renovating your home, storing your antiques is a smart way to keep them safe until you’re ready to display them again.

It’s important to keep in mind that antiques are very fragile, and if you don’t treat them with care, they may not be around for the next generation. When storing your antiques, try out these tips!

What to do When Storing Antiques

Break Down the Furniture

Before storing your antiques, disassemble all removable pieces. As mentioned above, antique furniture is generally much more fragile than traditional furniture and breaking it apart will help to reduce the stress on the structure and joints.

Use a Furniture Polish

It is a good idea to use a wooden furniture polish on any of your wooden furniture before storing it to prevent cracking from fluctuations in temperature. A furniture polish will help to keep the furniture moisturized while it is in storage. Before storing leather furniture, it is important to find out what kind of leather was used so that you’ll be able to properly protect it and keep it from drying and cracking.

Never Stack Your Furniture

While it can be tempting to stack furniture pieces to save room, this is not a good idea for any type of furniture Instead of stacking your furniture, consider storing smaller items inside of larger items and stacking similar-sized boxes so that you maximize the available square footage of the storage unit without damaging any of your items.

Check on Your Storage Unit

When storing items in a storage unit, it is always smart to check on them periodically. This is especially true when storing antiques because of their fragility.

Use a Climate Controlled Antique Storage Unit

Fluctuations in temperature can be extremely detrimental to antique furniture, and so it is important to never store it in a location with temperature fluctuations.. Unfortunately, this means that your basement, attic, and garage are not ideal storage locations. When storing antique furniture, consider renting a climate-controlled storage unit.. A climate-controlled storage unit will maintain a steady temperature year-round that is ideal for the storage of antique furniture.

Self Storage Specialists Has Antique Storage Solutions

We strive to offer you storage tips to make your storage unit rental experience as smooth as possible. Self Storage Specialists has storage facilities with climate-controlled storage units all throughout Michigan and Ohio. Contact us to rent a storage unit today!

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Detroit, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids Memorial Day Events 2018

A US Veteran smiles and waves at a Memorial Day event in MichiganMemorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial kickoff to summer. This weekend is often filled with cookouts, parades, and bonfires with family, friends, and loved ones. Get your summer off to a great start by attending one of these Memorial Day parades and other family events in the Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids areas.

Memorial Day Events in the Detroit and Ann Arbor Area

Pontiac Spring Carnival

The Pontiac Spring Carnival is back by popular demand for another year of fun! This family-friendly event will begin on Wednesday, May 23rd and last through Sunday, May 27th. The event will feature rides, games, food, and prizes. Parking and admission to the carnival are free, and all-day ride tickets are available for purchase at the doors.

Troy Aquatic Center

Friday, May 25th will kick off the opening of the Troy Aquatic Center! The Troy Aquatic Center is more than just a pool- it has two awesome water slides, a tube slide, sand volleyball courts, and a playground. Visitors on opening day can enjoy special pricing of only $5.

SCS Memorial Day Parade

On Sunday May 27th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, the St. Clair Shores Memorial Day Parade will take place in St. Clair. Preceded with a 5k walk/run, the parade is one of the largest in the country with over 80,000 spectators expected. This event will feature over 110 entries of military groups, classic cars, beauty queens, marching bands, and local officials. The parade will kick off with a jet flyover from Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

Memorial Day Events in the Grand Rapids Area

Memorial Day Weekend Rib Fest

From May 25th through May 26th, Grand Haven’s Veterans of Foreign Wars will be hosting the 14th Annual Rib Fest. Admission to this event is free, and it will feature samples of some of the best ribs in the Midwest, live music, and activities for kids. Not a fan of ribs? You can still enjoy the fun as additional food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Jenison Memorial Day Parade

Starting at 9:00 AM on Memorial Day, the Georgetown Charter Township’s Jenison Memorial Day Parade will begin. Kicking off after the annual 5k race ends, the parade travels down Baldwin Street from 20th Avenue to Cottonwood Drive.

Kalamazoo Memorial Day Parade

On Memorial Day Monday at 10:00 AM, the Kalamazoo Memorial Day Parade will commence. This event will begin in Downtown Kalamazoo and end at the Riverside Cemetery for a Memorial Day speaker and ceremony.

Self Storage Specialists in the Grand Rapids, Detroit and Ann Arbor Area

We want to thank all of the military personnel who have fought and died for our country. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

We strive to be an active member of the communities that surround our local storage facilities. We have several convenient locations in the Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Grand Rapids areas. Contact us today to learn more about your household or business storage options.

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Spring in Michigan: Outdoor Activities in Michigan

A biker enjoying the outdoor Michigan trailsAfter what felt like a never-ending winter, spring is finally here! As the weather warms and flowers bloom, there is no better time to start planning your summer stay-cations to some of our state’s most well-known outdoor spots. Keep reading this post to find the best places to go fishing, camping, and hiking in the Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Ann Arbor areas!

Fishing in Michigan

Kensington Lake:
Kensington Lake is one of the most popular fishing locations in southeast Michigan. This Milford, Michigan metropark offers both shore fishing and boat fishing , and northern pike, bluegill, bass, yellow perch, and black crappie can be caught here.

Huron River:
The Huron River offers many fishing sites, both on- and off-shore. Wet wading areas and canoe rentals are also available at the Indian Springs Metropark that houses the headwaters of the Huron River. If you’re looking to catch smallmouth and largemouth bass, you’ll be in the right spot.

Are the Fish Safe to Eat Here?

There are many concerns about eating the fish from the Great Lakes. The Huron River does get some of the watershed from Lake Erie, making this concern justified. There are both PCB and mercury contamination warnings about the fish from this area, and when consuming fish from these locations, only consume the amount recommended by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Camping in Michigan

Brighton State Recreation Park
Brighton State Recreation Park has an abundance of camp sites available, and they are even pet-friendly! This location also has horseback riding, swimming, wildlife watching, mountain biking, metal detecting, and a variety of hiking trails.

Indian Creek
The Indian Creek Campground has a variety of activities for families to enjoy. Some of the most popular activities include mini golf, wagon rides, kayaks, paddle boating, walking and hiking trails, scavenger hunts, and a heated swimming pool.

Steamboat Park Campground
The Steamboat Park Campground is located just 20 minutes southwest from Grand Rapids, MI. The campground has a heated swimming pool, playground, boat ramp and a dock for boating.

Biking in Michigan

Belle Isle Park
Belle Isle is a state park located on a 982-acre island between Michigan and Ontario. Besides a gorgeous bike trail, Belle Isle also offers a museum, zoo, golf range, and aquarium. Wind your way around the country’s largest city island park on either your own bike or one that you can rent while there.

Rouge Park Trail
Come ride along the banks of Detroit’s Rouge River and through the woods on this 3-mile long mountain biking trail. Maintained by Motor City Mountain Biking Association, this trail is suitable for both beginner and intermediate bikers.

White Pine Trail
Biking White Pine Trail is a great way to see the local Grand Rapids area. This trail starts at Riverside Park and leads through Comstock Park, Rockford and Cedar Springs. Along the way, stop and enjoy shopping, food and the local attractions.

Self Storage Specialists Locations in the Detroit and Ann Arbor Communities

We are proud to be a part of the local Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Ann Arbor communities, with several storage facilities near Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and the surrounding areas. Our storage units range in size from the 5×5 storage unit to the 10×30 storage units. Are you interested in learning more about a storage unit rental with Self Storage Specialists? Contact us today!

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What Not to Store in a Storage Unit

A young child shows how to take care of her pet lizard and not store it in a storage unitAt any of our Self Storage Specialists locations, we will gladly store your furniture, clothes, spare appliances, holiday decorations, and out-of-season sports equipment. While the list of items we can store in our storage units is extensive, there are still a few items that are prohibited. Stolen items and those that could either cause damage or be potentially dangerous to other tenants, their items, our staff, or to the property cannot be stored.

What Not to Put in a Storage Unit: 5 Prohibited Items

  1. Living in a Storage Unit: Many people wonder if they are able to live in their storage unit. Although the cost of living is always rising and this seems like a valid question, the answer is still no. A storage unit is not a safe environment in which someone can live, and if you are caught living in your storage unit, you could face criminal charges.
  2. Housing Pets in a Storage Unit: Just like a storage unit isn’t a safe living environment for you, it also isn’t suitable for your pets. In addition to it being unfit housing for any animals, any food left for them can attract a whole array of critters, pests, and vermin. If you are caught keeping an animal in your storage unit, you could face potential animal cruelty and abuse charges.
  3. Explosives, Firearms, and Gun Powder: Storing any of these items in your storage unit pose a risk of injury to yourself, other tenants, our staff, and cannot be stored in a storage unit. A storage unit is not the stable environment these items need.
  4. Food: A storage unit is not a safe location for your end-of-the-world or zombie apocalypse survival kit. Food left in your storage unit will attract vermin and pests, which can ruin both your items and your neighbors’ items. It is also important to never store items in boxes that once held food. While the food may be gone, the smell is not.
  5. Stolen Items: It is illegal to store stolen items in a storage unit. Self Storage Specialists is not responsible for any items that are found to be stolen.

Are You Interested in Renting a Storage Unit?

As you can see by the above list, there are far more items that can be stored in a storage unit than items that cannot. Feel free to utilize a storage unit to clear out some much-needed space in your home by storing those seasonal items, extra furniture, and more. Are you interested in renting a storage unit with Self Storage Specialists? We have storage facilities all throughout Michigan and in both Dayton and Toledo, Ohio If you have further questions about which items are allowed to be stored in a storage unit, either stop in or contact us.

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How to Pack a Storage Unit to Maximize Space

Packing a storage unit to maximize spaceWhen it comes to a storage unit rental, space is money. Packing your storage unit to optimize space can be the difference between fitting all of your items into a unit and having to size up. At Self Storage Specialists, we’re not only storage experts, but also packing experts. In order to maximize space in your storage unit, try out these storage unit packing tips!

Storage Unit Tips to Maximize Storage Space

There are a few simple ways to maximize the space in your storage unit. Here’s how to organize a storage unit to ensure you’re getting the most bang for your buck:

  1. Plan What Will be Stored: Avoid choosing the wrong size of storage unit by creating a list of the items you wish to store. A sure way to lose money on your storage unit rental is to choose a storage unit that is too big for your specific needs. If you aren’t sure what size to rent, check out our storage unit size guide or contact one of our storage facility managers!
  2. Use Similar Sized Boxes: Packing a storage unit to optimize space is similar to a game of Tetris. Using boxes that are similar sizes will reduce the amount of shapes you have to work with.
  3. Use Vertical Space: Do not be afraid to stack up. With that being said, it is important to be smart about how you stack. In order to prevent the boxes from collapsing or breaking, fill all of the boxes fully. Place heavier boxes on the bottom of the stack and lighter boxes on the top of the stack.
  4. Store Items Inside of Each Other: Take advantage of the storage space inside of the belongings going into the unit. For example, if you are storing shelves, dressers, a refrigerator, or a washer and dryer, store smaller items inside of these larger items.
  5. Take Your Apart Furniture: A full bed or table takes up a lot of room in a storage unit. If possible, take apart these types of items before they go into your unit. Disassembled bed frames, headboards, and tables take up considerably less space than fully assembled furniture.
  6. Use Shelving: Maximize space and keep your storage unit organized by using plastic or metal shelving. Place items that are smaller or more fragile on the top shelves, and heavy items that aren’t easy to stack on the bottom shelves.

Self Storage Specialists is Your Storage Expert

We strive to offer you tips and tricks to make your storage unit rental experience more effective and enjoyable. Are you interested in a storage unit rental? Our storage units come in a variety of sizes, starting at the 5×5 storage unit and ranging to the 10×30 storage unit. Our storage facilities offer both traditional and climate-controlled storage unit options. We have storage facilities conveniently located near Notre Dame, Kalamazoo College, Western Michigan University, Calvin College, University of Michigan, Wright State University, and University of Dayton. Contact us to rent a storage unit today!

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Move Out Cleaning Checklist to Help You Get Your Deposit Back

A college student thoroughly cleans her apartment in hopes of getting her deposit backA deposit on an apartment can easily cost hundreds of dollars. When it’s only a matter of putting in a little elbow grease and spending a few hours cleaning, why wouldn’t you put your all into trying to get that deposit back? With the help of a moving out checklist, your hopes of getting your full deposit returned to you can be within your reach.

The Top Move Out Cleaning Tips

  1. Focus on Every Room: Do not make the mistake of forgetting to give a particular room some cleaning love. You can spend hours cleaning the kitchen and bathroom, but if you forget to give your bedroom the necessary attention by thoroughly vacuuming, wiping baseboards, etc., there’s a chance your deposit may be docked.
  2. Check the Walls: While the landlord will likely be giving all the walls a new coat of paint to freshen the appearance for the next tenants, it is still important to use a spackling paste and smooth any screw or nail holes in the walls after you remove your framed photos and décor.
  3. Spend Time on Appliances: It’s surprising how dirty the microwave, refrigerator, oven, and stovetop can become during the year, or years, of your residency. To clean your microwave, place a microwave-safe container inside filled with water and a half a lemon and heat it up until it boils. Let the container cool, and then remove it and wipe down the inside of your microwave. To clean your oven, create a paste of water and baking soda and spread it on any of the grime inside. Allow it to sit overnight. The next day, wipe away the baking soda paste then use a cloth to scrub any remaining grime.
  4. Don’t Forget About the Little Things: When you have to focus on cleaning an entire apartment, it is easy to forget to clean some of the smaller areas. Don’t forget about dusting the ceiling fans, light fixtures, and window sills. Spend time washing the windows, scrubbing kitchen and bathroom tiles, and vacuuming the carpet – even the corners.

How to Get Your Security Deposit Back: 2 Final Tips

  1. Schedule a Mock Review: If you’re concerned about getting your deposit back, consider setting up a mock review. If your landlord is available, ask them to walk through your apartment and point out things that need to be cleaned, repaired, or replaced. If your landlord is not available, have a friend walk through your apartment and try to review it from the eyes of the landlord.
  2. Take Pictures of Your Apartment: It’s never a bad idea to take pictures of the work you put into your apartment. Consider taking a picture of the inside of your cleaned appliances, each room, and any areas in your apartment that suffered damage you were not able to fix. While disagreements between landlords and past tenants over deposits tend to be rare, it can be helpful to have evidence should they arise.

Self Storage Specialists Has Apartment Storage Options

If you’ll soon be moving home for the summer, consider storing your items in a storage unit. Renting a storage unit is a smart solution for college students because it eliminates some of the hassles of moving. College students move their belongings out of their dorm rooms or apartments at the end of the semester and back to their hometowns for the summer, only to have to move them back to college in just a few short months. Instead, utilize a storage unit to keep belongings close to campus and ready for you in the fall. Are you interested in learning more about renting a storage unit? Contact us today!

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Earth Day Celebrations in Michigan

An earth day volunteer holds up a tree to plantEvery year on April 22nd, people all over the world celebrate Earth Day. So, what is Earth Day and where in the Detroit area can you celebrate it? Keep reading and you will find the answer to these questions and more!

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day is dedicated to celebrating the planet’s environment and raising awareness about pollution. What started as a grass roots movement turned into an annual event that has been celebrated for almost 50 years. The idea for Earth Day was proposed by the then-Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson. Every year and all over the world, service projects, conferences, outdoor activities, and rallies take place to honor this day.

This year, the focus for Earth Day 2018 is on ending plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is not only bad for the earth and can injure the animals living on it, but when it is ingested in our bodies, it can disrupt human hormones.

Earth Day Celebrations in Detroit, MI

Detroit Zoo Greenfest:
On Saturday, April 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Detroit Zoo will be hosting its sixth annual Greenfest. This event is dedicated to educating the community on protecting the environment. Here, guests will explore some of the environmental conservation efforts that are taking place at the Detroit Zoo. The first 1,000 guests who visit the anaerobic digester exhibit will even be given a free 5-gallon bag of Zoo Poo herbivore compost that was processed at the Detroit Zoo.

Oakwoods Metropark Earth Day Clean-Up:
Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21st, celebrate Earth Day by helping to clean up the recreation and education areas at the Oakwoods Metropark. This event is free, and all volunteers will receive a free lunch. All volunteers are advised to dress for the weather and bring a pair of work gloves. All Girl Scouts in attendance will earn a patch.

Royal Oak Farmers Market Earth Day Celebration:
On Sunday, April 22nd from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Royal Oak Advisory Board will be sponsoring the Royal Oak Farmers Market Earth Day Celebration. This event will feature activities that can help you to be more environmentally friendly in your home, games, the option to purchase rain barrels, and so much more!

Earth Day Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup:
This Earth Day, help clean up the trash along the Detroit River! This not only helps to prevent trash from getting into the Great Lakes, it also will help future pollution efforts. Participants are asked to categorize the type of litter that is picked up so that scientists and beach managers can help find a solution to the litter problem.

Self Storage Specialists is in the Detroit, MI Area

Self Storage Specialists is proud to support the local events surrounding our storage facilities. We have a variety of storage units, consisting of traditional storage, climate-controlled storage, and vehicle storage options. Are you interested in learning about a storage unit rental with Self Storage Specialists? Contact us today!

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Moving Out of Your Dorm Room? 7 Tips to Make It Easy

A college student packs her dorm room items up in boxesBelieve it or not, in just a few short weeks, it will be time to move out of your dorm. This is no easy task as the number of items you accrue throughout the school year can be substantial. This is why it’s important to plan ahead before the school year ends. The last thing you want is to worry about packing up a year’s worth of belongings while you’re studying for final exams. By using these tips, you’ll enjoy a much easier, stress-free moving day.

7 Must Follow Dorm Moving Tips

  1. Take Items Home Every Time You Go Home: Every time you go home for a weekend or a break, take some items with you. Every item you are able to bring home before your move will be one less thing that you have to pack up and move on moving day.
  2. Consult with Your Roommate: It can be hard to keep track of which items are yours and which items belong to your roommate. Before you pack up an item that you aren’t positive about, make sure to meet with your roommate so there aren’t any arguments the day you both move out.
  3. Plan Your Meals Wisely: During the weeks leading up to your move, plan to use up the items you have in your fridge and on your shelves. This will help to reduce waste and prevent you from having to move unnecessary amounts of food home.
  4. Collect Your Materials: Keep in mind that it is easier to pack items into your car or moving van if they are in similarly shaped boxes. In the weeks leading up to your move, start collecting boxes and bins to move your items home.
  5. Look High and Low: While you know well in advance when your move out day is, the stress of doing well on your finals tends to make you focus on those and not on packing. Mitigate the chance of forgetting small items stored in odd places by setting them aside in your dorm so you pack them first. For example, don’t forget about those winter clothes stored on the top shelf or posters hung behind the door.
  6. Create a Move Out Day List: Your move out day will be very hectic, so create a list ahead of time to keep yourself organized. There’s a good chance you’ll be distracted seeing your family and saying goodbye to friends, making it easy to forget to pack little things from your room. Smart things to add to your move out day list may be grabbing your mattress cover, packing the items under your bed, and checking out of your dorm room.
  7. Consider a Summer Storage Unit Rental: If you live far from college, consider renting a storage unit for the summer that is close to campus so that you don’t have to haul all of your belongings home for just a few months. Self Storage Specialists have month-to-month storage unit rentals perfect for short-term storage, and we have several locations close to different colleges in both Michigan and Ohio.

Self Storage Specialists Has Storage Units Near Michigan Colleges

Self Storage Specialists offer storage units near Western Michigan University, Notre Dame, Kalamazoo College, Calvin College, University of Michigan, University of Dayton, and Wright State University. Our storage facilities have climate-controlled storage units, perfect for the storage of more sensitive items over the summer months. Are you interested in learning more about a storage unit rental with Self Storage Specialists? Contact us today!

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Garage Organization Tips for Spring

A couple organizing a garage for springThe garage is often used to store miscellaneous items you either don’t want to store in the home or don’t have room to store in the home. Unfortunately, this can lead to the garage quickly becoming too cluttered to remain a functional storage space for all those belongings – and your car! With spring and summer coming up, a more organized garage means you will get to spend more time running through the sprinkler and less time digging through the garage in search of that sprinkler.

The Top Garage Organization Ideas

We have some great garage organization tips you can add to your spring cleaning list this year, including:

  1. Empty Out Your Garage: It’s impossible to get your garage thoroughly clean if it is too cluttered. While emptying out your garage may seem like a huge task, it will allow you to get a deeper clean. This is also a good way for you to get an idea of how much stuff you actually have.
  2. Sort Items into Piles: While you’re emptying out your garage, take the time to start your items into piles- those things that you want to keep and those that you want to purge. Break the pile filled with items you no longer want into smaller piles labeled “sell,” “donate,” “throw out,” and “give away.”
  3. Scrub the Garage: Take advantage of the garage being empty and thoroughly scrub all of the spaces inside. Use sawdust to absorb any oil stains, sweep up any leaves or dirt, and use a broom to remove spider webs from the ceilings and corners. Scrubbing your garage will not only help to keep the items stored in your garage cleaner, but it will also keep you from tracking dirt back into your house.
  4. Plan the Layout of Your Garage: Don’t let your hard work go to waste by throwing the items back into your garage without a designated layout. Place the items back in your garage in locations based on their category. For example, all of your sporting equipment should be placed together, while your tools should be placed in another location.
  5. Use Vertical Space: Taking advantage of all available space in your garage will make it appear neater and keep it organized. Use vertical shelving to store items that aren’t used as often higher up. This will help to create space for more commonly used items on the ground level.
  6. Consider a Storage Unit Rental: When organizing your garage, you may simply discover that you just need more room, especially if your garage is being used more for storage than for parking your car. One of the best garage organizations tips is to look into renting a storage unit. A storage unit can be a great solution to this problem because it allows you to hold onto the items you still need while keeping them from cluttering your garage. And, the best part about a storage unit rental is that you can decide exactly how much more storage space is needed. Self Storage Specialists have storage units varying in size, ranging from the 5×5 sized storage unit to the 10×30 sized storage unit.

Self Storage Specialists is Your Storage Expert

Self Storage Specialists have both drive up and climate-controlled storage units, perfect for the storage of household and garage items. Either contact us or stop by one of our storage facilities in Michigan and Ohio to talk to our professional staff about any of your household (or garage) storage needs.

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What to Do with Old Electronics

A young woman holds up an old jukebox before storageIf you’re like the average person, you LOVE your latest and greatest electronic device- until the newer, latest and greatest version comes out. And even if you hold strong and try to refuse to get the newest model, it seems like phone and computer companies try to force you into purchasing it by slowing down your current service or program speed.

So, when you give in and get the newer model, what do you do with the old one? Well, that’s up to you. There are a few options for getting rid of electronics, and we’ll cover all of them in this post. Regardless of which option you choose, never throw them out. The chemicals inside of electronics can be extremely hazardous to the environment. Besides, with these four other great choices, that shouldn’t even be an option.

1. Donating Electronics

There are many awesome electronic donation programs out there that are only a quick Google search away. When you consider that donating old electronics can help veterans, the military overseas, and sick children in the hospital, leaving them in your drawer to collect dust just seems silly. Before donating your electronics, be sure to clear them of any personal information.

2. Sell Old Electronics

There are many websites out there dedicated to helping you sell unwanted things. This is not only a smart way to get rid of some unneeded items, it can also help you to make a quick buck. Just like when you donate old electronics, make sure to clear them of any personal information before they get passed to someone else’s hands.

3. Electronics Recycling Programs

Many stores offer programs that allow you to recycle your old electronics. As the mass use of electronics have heightened in recent years, so have efforts to increase recycling initiatives. Recycling electronics that no longer work allows that piece to be broken down to make new ones. As another incentive to recycle them, many electronics’ recycling programs also offer a free program to erase the data on them.

4. Store Old Electronics

If you aren’t ready to part with your electronics quite yet, consider storing them. Whether you are holding onto them for sentimental reasons, because of their value, or just in case they’re needed one day, storing them in a storage unit will help keep them safe for future use. Before you store your electronics, there are a few things you should keep in mind:

  1. Store All Electronics in the Original Packaging: The original packaging will best protect your electronics from damage. This packaging was made specifically to hold the device and it will offer support where it is needed.
  2. Check the Owner’s Manual: Different electronics will require different care. When in doubt, consulting the owner’s manual will allow you to provide the best storage care for that brand and type of device.
  3. Take a Picture of the Electronic Hookup: Once your electronics are disconnected, it can be hard to remember how to reconnect them again. By taking a picture of the back of the electronics, you will have a fallback even if you can’t remember how to reconnect them later.
  4. Store All Electronics in a Safe Location: It is important to be cautious of the location you choose to store electronics. If they become exposed to moisture or fluctuations in temperature, they can become damaged. When storing your electronics in a storage unit, choose a climate controlled storage unit.

Are You Looking for a Place to Store Your Electronics?

Self Storage Specialists have a variety of sizes of both drive up and climate controlled storage units, perfect for the storage of electronics. Either contact us or stop by one of our storage facilities in Michigan in Ohio to talk to our professional staff about any of your electronic storage needs.

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